// Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures @ MOMA
The MOMA in New York City is presenting a major retrospective of Andy Warhol’s film-based works. This is a must-see for both the iconic and lesser-known films that will be screened in a theater-within-the-museum created specially for this exhibit. Motion Pictures runs until March 21, 2011. Exhibition hours and lecture schedule here.
“Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures focuses on the artist’s cinematic portraits and non-narrative, silent, and black-and-white films from the mid-1960s. Warhol’s Screen Tests reveal his lifelong fascination with the cult of celebrity, comprising a visual almanac of the 1960s downtown avant-garde scene. Included in the exhibition are such Warhol “Superstars” as Edie Sedgwick, Nico, and Baby Jane Holzer; poet Allen Ginsberg; musician Lou Reed; actor Dennis Hopper; author Susan Sontag; and collector Ethel Scull, among others. Other early films included in the exhibition are Eat (1963) and Kiss (1963–64).”